Today's racecards

Southwell

  • 14:40 Best Odds Guaranteed At Ladbrokes.com Maiden Stakes1m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 42.57s
  • Off time: 14:40:29
14:40 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Staff Sergeant 7/1
2nd Widow Bird (IRE) 16/1
3rd Mark To Market (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 9- Black, Lilac star, quartered cap Countrycraft 276
Nag me
3 9-3 Miss S E Hall T Hamilton 80/181.00
2 (3) ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Gyrate
Nag me
3 9-3 J A Glover Freddie Tylicki 25/126.00
3 (1) 75- Dark blue, white diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Halyard (IRE) 203
Nag me
3 9-3 W R Swinburn A Kirby 11/102.10
4 (7) 5 Cerise, Green check cap Mark To Market (IRE) 19
Nag me
3 9-3 J A Osborne Sophie Doyle (5) 20/121.00
5 (5) 7- DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Staff Sergeant 139
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-3 M Johnston R Ffrench 7/18.00
6 (4) 0 Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Three White Socks (IRE) 10
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3 9-3 B Ellison T Eaves 66/167.00
7 (2) 763-2 Royal Blue, Emerald Green sleeves Welsh Artist 18
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3 9-3 Mrs A J Perrett N Callan 72 15/82.88
8 (8) 960- White and royal blue (quartered), royal blue sleeves, white diamonds and cap Bravo Blue (IRE) 165
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3 8-12 T Caldwell C Catlin 25 150/1151.00
9 (6) Red, Green cap and striped sleeves Widow Bird (IRE)
Nag me
3 8-12 H Morrison S Drowne 16/117.00

Verdict

Halyard is capable of better now turning three but we'll take the race-fit WELSH ARTIST to come out on top, with Staff Sergeant another to consider. Amanda Perrett's runner has shown a decent level of form thus far and consequently arrives with a rating of 72. This will be his debut over the trip and on the surface but neither are expected to pose a problem, with the step up to a mile likely to bring about more improvement from a horse who stayed on very nicely at the finish last time. He can get the better of Halyard who is another bred to appreciate this surface and one who should be capable of leaving behind his juvenile form. Once more the step up to a mile should help on that front, indeed he may even want further, whilst the yard have a decent record with their runners here. The market will reveal more as to the weight of expectation he carries as it will with the returning Staff Sergeant. Mark Johnston is always to be respected with his runners here and this son of Dubawi should be fine on the surface too. Of course, it's impossible to be certain until the horses prove their liking for conditions and the outcome may boil down to whoever relishes the switch in surface the most, but one of the aforementioned three really should oblige. Anything else would represent a minor upset, with Mark To Market the one most likely to cause it. Jamie Osbourne didn't have the best 2009 and will be keen to get a few winners under his belt and his charge does have the benefit of course experience but he didn't show a great deal and we're happy to leave him out. Widow Bird is an interesting Hughie Morrison debutant - his runners always need a market check here - and she's bred to act under these conditions. Gyrate is another to watch in the market for a potent combination but our preference remains for Welsh Artist.